Fantastic aerial views of marine charts on to Google Earth!
Check out EartNC limited to North America at the moment:-(
EarthNC for Google Earth is the first ever integration of NOAA ENCs, marine weather and real-time positioning data directly into the Google Earth platform. EarthNC Marine charts feature full-integrated Google Earth renderings of over 600 official NOAA and 70 U.S. Army Corps of Engineering ENC charts.
Sailors now see satellite images of sailing areas with links to :
- bathymetric data
- AIS data
- Weather data
- Navigation aids
- Tide data
- National radar
They even claim that with a laptop running Google Earth and a low-cost GPS receiver, you can use EarthNC as a real-time chart plotter.!!
What a shame they havent got the UK and Europe covered – lets hope the do a deal with the authorities here too.